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Uncle Sam, General Winfield Scott and That Cussed Varmint | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Uncle Sam, General Winfield Scott and That Cussed Varmint

Uncle Sam, General Winfield Scott and That Cussed Varmint | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Uncle Sam and General Winfield Scott discuss what to do with a Secession snake. Uncle Sam sits in a chair which is tipped back and his foot is resting on a short stool. Scott is standing with a noose in his hand. The Secession snake has escaped from a wooden box. Dialog below reads, "Uncle Sam. That cussed varmint has broke out of the box again. Put it back, Scott, and nail it down fast; we can't have the critter runnin' over the farm. Scott. If it makes no particular difference to you, I should like to experiment with this piece of string; I've an idea we can dispense with the box altogether!" Blue ink on cream envelope, image on left side.
DESCRIPTION
Uncle Sam and General Winfield Scott discuss what to do with a Secession snake. Uncle Sam sits in a chair which is tipped back and his foot is resting on a short stool. Scott is standing with a noose in his hand. The Secession snake has escaped from a wooden box. Dialog below reads, "Uncle Sam. That cussed varmint has broke out of the box again. Put it back, Scott, and nail it down fast; we can't have the critter runnin' over the farm. Scott. If it makes no particular difference to you, I should like to experiment with this piece of string; I've an idea we can dispense with the box altogether!" Blue ink on cream envelope, image on left side.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:76722
Creation Date:after 1860
Creator Name:Upham, Samuel Curtis, 310 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 2629, box 1 of 1
Original Dimensions:5.4375 x 3.125 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Snakes
Caricatures and cartoons
Furniture
Ephemera
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military uniforms
Officers
Men
Americana

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